Mariya Mayerchyk

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Social anthropology, history of culture
Kyiv, Ukraine

Holds the degree of a Candidate of Sciences. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ethnology (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Docent at the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Editor-in-Chief of peer-reviewed open access online journal “Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies” (

Her research interests include a history of sexuality, history (“archeology”) of knowledge, anthropology/ethnology and tradition, feminist and queer theories, contemporary feminist and LGBTIQ movements in Ukraine.

Latest book publication: Body and Ritual. Structural and Semantic Analysis of Ukrainian Rites of the Family Cycle (Kyiv: Krytyka, 2011).